Star actress Funke Akindele, has broken the silence on her alleged failed marriage rumour; stating emphatically that her marriage to Alhaji Kehinde Oloyede is intact.
In a short SMS message Funke wrote: “I read in the newspaper yesterday that I am divorced. What proof do you have? And I am taking this to court because my marriage is intact. You guys are rumour mongers. Funke Akindele Oloyede.”
Rumours of her separation materialised on blogs and Social media with blogger Linda Ikeji reporting she read a short statement posted on Kehinde’s Facebook wall stating that his marriage to the actress was over. Before he (Kehinde) deleted the post. Linda reported that she contacted Funke’s publicist who confirmed the breakup to her.
Kayode and Funke on wedding day
Kehinde is alleged to have written: “It is with heavy heart that I am announcing the separation of me and my wife, Mrs Olufunke Akindele. We have both agreed to go our separate ways because of irreconcilable differences. We are still best of friends and we would forever remain good friends.”
The silence from Funke’s camp after the story went viral further fuelled the rumour with mixed reactions pouring in from her fans. Mrs Muhammed who is the actress’ elder sister and also doubles as her spokesperson has however denied ever confirming the alleged break-up to anybody.
Funke is reported to have been crying inconsolably since the incident, fearing criticisms by her fans and her clients’ reactions.
But then everyone keeps wondering why Kehinde Oloyede is yet to refute the announcement in any way.
Funke, popular for her character as Jenifa is a film producer and ambassador of several brands, including telecommunications giant, Globacom, got married to Oloyede 14 months ago in a grand ceremony held in Lagos.